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Recently voted one of the Best Family Visitor Attractions in Ireland by 2,000 parents in Primary Star magazine, Westport House provides the ultimate family day out.

Go wild with swashbuckling excitement at one of Ireland’s best family visitor attractions!

You’ll love the pirate themed outdoor attractions including rides, slides and a fleet of giant swan pedalo boats designed especially for families with children under 12.


Pirates Plunge Log Flume Ride

pirate-park-attractions-1A Pirate Adventure Park favourite, the Pirates Plunge is a splash-tastic log flume water ride that guarantees to entertain.

It has been heard that some children do it 25 times in one day!

Info:

  • Minimum height: 1.1 meter
  • Age: Children under 5 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Passengers must remain seated while the ride is in operation
  • You are likely to get WET when using this ride so you might like to bring along a rain jacket/wet weather gear
  • This ride is not suitable for persons with heart problems, back or neck injuries, those prone to motion sickness or expectant mothers
  • No food/drink allowed.
  • We’ll remind you at the ride but plan to remove hat or scarves etc. which may fly off when descending
  • It is your responsibility to take care of items which should not get wet i.e. camera mobile phones etc

The Cannon Ball Run Slide

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Still known to many as the Slippery Dip, this 30 foot semi-covered slide appeals to all ages!

Info:

  • Age: Children under 3 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • The Cannon Ball Run is located on the Pedestrian Walk to Westport Town
  • It’s advisable for children to have their arms and legs covered

The Swan Pedaloe Boats

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Take the family out on beautiful Westport House lake on our 8 foot high Swan Pedaloe boats. From them you can enjoy views of the House, the Park, Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay. The swans are pedal propelled so its a fun way to get a little work out.

Info:

  • Age: All persons under 16 years must be accompanied with an adult
  • Life Jackets must be worn in Swan Pedaloe Boats

Westport House Express Train Ride

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Take a short ride through the grounds and watch out for surprises around every corner. Views of the lake, the House, Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay are stunning. A particular favourite for the very little ones.

Info:

  • For your own safety, please obey the Train Conductor/Driver at all times. Do not enter the platform until instructed by a member of staff. And do not cross the yellow line on the platform
  • Ensure you keep your legs & arms inside the carriage at all times and kindly remain seated all time when moving
  • Children must have an adult when using this ride
  • Buggies must be left at train platform

The Pirate Queen Swinging Ship

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Not for the faint of heart, the Pirate Queen will test your head for heights – and your stomach.

Info:

  • Age: All persons under 6 years must be accompanied with an adult
  • Minimum Height: 1.1 meter
  • Pirate Queen is not suitable for visitors with special needs, those in wheelchairs, persons with persons with heart problems, back or neck injuries, motion sickness & expectant mothers
  • No food/drink allowed
  • Max persons 24 on the ride at any one time

The Pirate’s Den

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Our soft play area provides a great indoor activity for younger kids.

There is a babies area (for those under 2 years) and a climbing frame for children up to 1.2 meters. Serving teas, coffees & refreshments, adults get a well-earned break while the kids explore.

The Pirates Den is available for private hire outside of high season for birthday parties.

Info:

  • Age: All persons under 2 years must be accompanied with an adult in the babies area
  • Height: Children over 1.4 meters not allowed
  • It’s advisable for children to have their arms and legs covered
  • Children must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times
  • Shoes, jewelry, glasses and any other sharp objects must be removed before entering
  • No smoking permitted in Pirates Den
  • No outside food allowed (aside from baby bowls)
  • No liability is accepted for any injury or damage cause while using this play area or equipment

Gracys Bouncy Castle

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Set in the Pirates Haven, Gracy’s Bouncy Castle provides ideal fun for the younger members of the family. Children will have a ball!

Info:

  • Height: maximum height is 1.2 meters
  • Height Restriction MUST be obeyed at ALL times
  • Maximum 8 children
  • Similar height children at one time
  • Shoes, glasses, loose items MUST be removed
  • NO food or drink to be taken on bouncy castle
  • Person not allowed inside fencing either side and back of Bouncy castle
  • NO playing on front step of bouncy castle
  • Do not block entrance/exit to bouncy castle to ensure the member of Staff has a clear view
  • Strictly no persons allowed on bouncy castle when being inflated or deflated
  • Bouncy castle may be closed due to weather conditions for health & safety reasons
  • No liability is accepted for any injury or damage cause while using this play area or equipment

Pirates Playground

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Set adjacent to Gracy’s Bar & Cafe, The Pirates Playground offers a slide, climbing frames and rockers to entertain.

Info:

  • Children must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times
  • No liability is accepted for any injury or damage cause while using this play area or equipment
  • No glass or food allowed in playground

Go Karting

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Little Tykes will enjoy being physically active in creating their own rally experience at our indoor race track. Our newest attraction in the Pirate Adventure Park, the Go Karts are a very sturdy and safe four wheel junior vehicle that has been designed for use by smaller children. Providing fun, a little exercise and excitement – and its even rain-proof!

Info:

  • Children must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times
  • Ride is suitable for children between 0.8meters (2.7ft) – 1.2 meters (4ft) ONLY

Children’s Activities inside historic Westport House

Your visit to the Pirate Adventure Park also include entrance to Westport House itself and while it is primarily of interest to the grown ups, there are some treasures for the little ones to enjoy too! Be sure to allow time to visit the 16th century pirate queen’s Dungeon Experience, the strange yet wonderfully funny mirrors, Paint Your Own Pottery workshops and exciting seasonal activities at Halloween and Christmas time. Pick up our Visitor’s Guide on arrival to treat the kids to the Discover Trail which is sure to keep their interest in the heritage long enough for you to enjoy it too!

*Voted one of the Best Family Visitor Attractions in Ireland by 2,000 parents in Primary Star magazine (2011, 2012, 201 3).  Voted Best Family Holiday Destination by Boots maternity&infant magazine awards 2015.